Christy Woodenthigh’s family rushed to her home on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation when they got the shocking news that the 33-year-old mother was dead. They arrived to find no police officers, no approaching sirens, and no sign of Christy. Missing Justice takes you inside what really happened that night and the federal investigation that followed. Christy’s family never trusted the law enforcement officers investigating her death, and bombshell testimony revealed their worst fears. CBS News reporters Cara Korte and Bo Erickson examine how the issues in Christy’s case connect to the larger Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples crisis.
Word of Jerard’s not guilty verdict makes its way to the reservation. The community struggles to come to terms with losing Christy but is defiant to not let something like this happen again. Community leaders start to demand answers from BIA law enforcement as they feel less and less safe in their community. And as a result, take a major legal step to demand better resources to keep Northern Cheyenne safe. Cara and Bo unravel how the issues brought forward in Christy’s case are not unique to her, or even to Northern Cheyenne.